StitchCast Studio
Decoding Racism

Decoding Racism

July 24, 2020

Episode XI  Season I

 

Decoding Racism

 

Youth leaders discuss causes, consequences, and ways to end racism in America. Recorded live in Zoom June 25, 2020.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude: Politician

 

Copyright held by the artist, a member of Stitchers Youth Council. Recording by Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

Seasoning Young Minds

Seasoning Young Minds

July 17, 2020

Episode X, Season I

Seasoning Young Minds

 

Emeara Burns, Steward Family Foundation Program Director at Story Stitchers and youth leaders discuss the role and importance of mentoring with one of their own mentors—Bobby Norfolk, Master Storyteller and Story Stitchers Artist in Residence. Recorded live in Zoom June 26, 2020.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude: Gun in the Hand of a Child

Copyright held by the artist, a member of Stitchers Youth Council. Recording by Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

Right of Passage

Right of Passage

July 10, 2020

Episode IX, Season I

Right of Passage

Youth leaders react to the loss of traditional rights of passage including prom, graduation, and birthdays due to Covid-19. Recorded live in Zoom June 30, 2020.

Pick the City UP Art Interlude: Do U

Copyright Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2016

Image courtesy of @uva.intl.

WE MATTER Part II

WE MATTER Part II

July 3, 2020

WE MATTER 

Episode VIII Part II

Youth leaders discuss current events including the pandemic, Black Lives Matter protests, looting, the Confederate flag, and the rising hope for societal change for people of color in the second half of this two part discussion.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude: Perception Isn’t Always Reality 

KP Dennis

Copyright Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2016

WE MATTER

WE MATTER

June 26, 2020

Episode VIII Part I

 

We Matter 

 

Youth leaders discuss current events including the pandemic, police brutality, Black Lives Matter protests, and the rising hope for societal change for people of color in part one of this two part discussion. Recorded live in Zoom June 11, 2020.

 

Pick the City UP Art Interlude: Worthless

Copyright Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018

Compounding Issues

Compounding Issues

June 19, 2020

Episode VII

Compounding Issues

A discussion amongst youth in the StitchCast Studio program about compounding issues during the Covid-19 pandemic such as health disparities, mental health, the economy, unemployment, and education facing St. Louis’ economically challenged minority neighborhoods. Recorded live on May 26, 2020 in Zoom in St. Louis, Missouri.

Pick the City UP Art Interlude: This Is Why 

Copyright Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2018

 

The Lift vs The Crunch

The Lift vs The Crunch

June 12, 2020

Episode VI

The Lift vs The Crunch

In this discussion about the lifting of the quarantine, youth leaders explore fact, fiction, and fears of life in the new reality with their guest, Jamie KP Dennis, director of Save Our Sons at the Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis and a co-founder of Saint Louis Story Stitchers. Recorded live on May 29, 2020 in Zoom in St. Louis, Missouri.

Pick the City UP Art Interlude: To The Prairie by KP Dennis and Ntegrity

Copyright Saint Louis Story Stitchers, 2019 

Understanding Trauma

Understanding Trauma

May 22, 2020

In this discussion youth leaders explore the cause, effect and healing of trauma with their guest LJ Punch, MD, a Washington University in St. Louis trauma surgeon at Barnes Jewish Hospital. Emeara Burns, Steward Family Foundation Program Director at Saint Louis Story Stitchers and St. Louis youth in the StitchCast Studio program gain an understanding of the phases and steps of recovery to this sometimes distressing and sometimes devastating experience. Recorded live on April 24, 2020 in Zoom in St. Louis, Missouri.

Youth Fight Covid-19

Youth Fight Covid-19

May 18, 2020

Episode IV centers around how Covid-19 has changed the lives of youth. A discussion about causes, effects and solutions including domestic violence, school, natural hair, and cooking is led by Emeara Burns, Steward Family Foundation Program Director at Saint Louis Story Stitchers and St. Louis youth in the StitchCast Studio program with their guest, Tamala Turner, M.A., Student Assistance Program Coordinator at St. Louis Community College, Forest Park. Recorded live on April 28, 2020 in Zoom in St. Louis, Missouri.

Social Justice Art and Violence

Social Justice Art and Violence

April 1, 2020

The discussion focuses on the social justice art of the Saint Louis Story Stitchers and gun violence in our communities.

Students in Dr. Sarah Gaby's Sociology Class interview members of the Stitchers Youth Council and Emeara Burns, Steward Family Foundation Program Director at Saint Louis Story Stitchers.

Recorded live at Washington University in St. Louis on March 4, 2020.